Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.”
“Laws are a dead letter without courts to expound and define their true meaning and operation.”
“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser — in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough”
“The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every other calling, is diligence. Leave nothing for to-morrow which can be done to-day. Never let your correspondence fall behind.”
“INTEGRITY is the key to understanding legal practice. Law’s empire is defined by attitude, not territory or power or process.”
“A reputable lawyer will advise you to keep out of the law, make the best of a foolish bargain, and not get caught again.”